Visual Voices Colloquium is the Professional Lecture Series of the School of Art and Design and represents a window into the professional world of art and design. Speakers are chosen with faculty guidance to represent leading and emerging talented practitioners, as well as artists whose work lies beyond the subject areas of the program offerings. This is an edited recording of the live conversation with Giovanni Aloi on September 7, 2023, hosted on Zoom.
Dr. Giovanni Aloi is an author, educator, and curator specializing in the representation of nature and the environment in art. Aloi is the Editor in Chief of Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture and co-editor of the ‘Art after Nature’ book series published by University of Minnesota Press. He is the author and editor of many books on art and nature including “Art & Animals” (2011), “Speculative Taxidermy” (2018), “Why Look at Plants? The Botanical Emergence in Contemporary Art” (2018), “Botanical Speculations” (2018), “Lucian Freud Herbarium” (2019), and “Estado Vegetal” (2023). Aloi has contributed to BBC radio programs, served as academic adviser for many institutions and has curated exhibitions in the USA and abroad. Aloi lectures on modern and contemporary art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York.
Learn more about Visual Voices Lectures on the website: https://art.gmu.edu/visual-voices.